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University of Cincinnati, BS 1990
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Stanford University, MS 1988
Electrical Engineering

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Jim Goetz

Jim Goetz is a Partner at Sequoia Capital focusing on cloud, mobile and enterprise companies.

Jim currently serves on the board of:

  • Admob
  • Appirio
  • Barracuda
  • Clearwell
  • eMeter
  • Jive Software
  • Metaswitch Networks
  • Nimble Storage
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • WhatsApp
  • Widgetbox

Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 2004, Jim served as a General Partner at Accel Partners where he led the investments in Entrisphere (ERIC), Peribit (JNPR), RGB, and Rhapsody (BRCD) and was part of the team responsible for BroadJump (MOTV), Timetra (ALA) and Topspin (CSCO).

Earlier, Jim was a Founder of VitalSigns (LU) where he went on to serve as VP/GM of the VitalSoft division of Lucent.

Prior to VitalSigns, Jim was the Vice President of Network Management for Bay Networks.

Prior to Bay and Synoptics, he held various product and marketing positions at AT&T, AT&T Bell Labs, and Digital Equipment.

Jim has a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

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